FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017

27 April - 7 May

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017

Brazil chase fifth trophy, Tahiti out to make history

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  • Brazil looking to win first championship since 2009 and fifth overall title
  • With win in final, Tahiti can become first Oceania side to lift trophy
  • Iran have chance to claim Asia's highest-ever finish in tournament history

*MATCHDAY PREVIEW – *Brazil have the chance to extend their record of most Beach Soccer World Cup titles to five in Sunday's final against Tahiti. The *Tiki Toa *meanwhile are looking to spring an upset and win their first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup trophy.

Iran and Italy have plenty to play for in the play-off for third place. If the Iranians win, it will represent the best finish from an Asian side in tournament history. If Italy win, it will be their second-best finish after they were runners-up in 2008. *FIFA.com *looks ahead to the last day at Bahamas 2017.

The games Sunday 7 May

Final
Tahiti-Brazil

Play-off for Third Place
Iran-Italy

*What you need to know *

1

 *Brazil winning streak on the line: *The last Beach Soccer World Cup match Brazil lost was against Russia in the quarter-finals in 2015. However, since then, the Brazilians have gone on  an incredible winning streak of 34 games in all matches, including friendlies. Will they make it 35 in a row after Sunday's final?

2

Tiki Toa looking to defy history: No team has ever lost their first match at a Beach Soccer World Cup and gone on to win the tournament. Tahiti will be looking to go against history on Sunday.

3

 Bookends: Brazil and Tahiti met on Matchday 2 at Bahamas 2017 and it was the Brazilians who came out on top on that occasion. In a 4-1 win, Patrick Tepa scored first for Tahiti but Brazil proved to be too strong on the day and came from behind to ultimately win by the three-goal margin. Will Tahiti adjust their tactics and approach the match differently or will Brazil prevail once again?

4

*Gori's place in record books: *Italy forward Garbiele Gori has been in lightning form all tournament long and if he scores at least two goals in the play-off for third place, he will hold the record for second-most goals in a single tournament. Madjer's single tournament record of 21 in 2006 looks safe... for now.

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